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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Eteocles pray to in the beginning of part 1?
(a) The Scout.
(b) Zeus.
(c) God.
(d) Antigone.

2. Where does Polyneices go to marry a princess?
(a) The Oracle.
(b) Argos.
(c) The Spinx.
(d) Greece.

3. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.
(a) The Land.
(b) The Earth.
(c) The Sky.
(d) The Ocean.

4. The Chorus refers to the attacks against the city of Thebes as _______.
(a) Waves.
(b) Clouds.
(c) Trees.
(d) Sand.

5. The imagery in general represents a basic element of the Greek philosophy of ________.
(a) Space.
(b) Location.
(c) Existence.
(d) Time.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?

2. Imagery is used throughout the play to describe the _______ of women.

3. When Oedipus' crimes are revealed, what happens to Jocasta?

4. Who does the King of Thebes address in the city?

5. What is another name for the manifestation of the Curse of Oedipus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example of how rebellion and defiance occurs within part 4.

2. Was the decision between Eteocles and Polyneices to share time as king of Thebes a fair and just agreement? Explain.

3. Why do you think we are told what is on the shields of the attacking enemy but not what is on Eteocles' general's shields?

4. Were Oedipus and Jocasta's reaction to their incestuous relations justified? Explain.

5. Why do you think the death of Eteocles and Polyneices is referred to as an "occassion for both rejoicing and weeping"?

6. Compare and contrast Eteocles' feelings to for his city to how he actually treats his city.

7. Describe the theme of blindness.

8. How is the theme of possession and control shown in part 2?

9. Give an example of how imagery is used in part 2.

10. Give two examples of the theme: power of curses as seen in the play, Seven Against Thebes.

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